Learn about how our family has reprioritized, made healthy-living a priority to return to our roots by moving out of the Silicon Valley and into the mountain country-life.


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Eat Like A Human with Dr. Bill Schindler

Join us with Dr. Bill Schindler, author of Eat Like a Human and Christina Schindler, CEO of The Modern Stone Age Kitchen, as we discuss their journey into optimizing for nutrition in modern foods through ancestral techniques to create healthy food for the community. About Dr. Bill and Christina Schindler Christina Schindler is the CEO […]

February 7, 2024

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Fermented Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Ever wondered about making your own tasty fermented concoctions at home? Well, get ready for a sweet adventure as we explore the world of homemade fermented honey lemon ginger! It’s not just delicious – it’s also good for you! As a child, I grew up drinking Korean Citron Tea using yuzu lemons, ginger, and honey. […]

January 1, 2024

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

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The Cream Always Rises to the Top

A tribute to a true angel on earth — Maggie, a friend, mentor, and milkmaid I’ve struggled to write these words these last two weeks, because a part of me cannot believe Maggie is no longer here. Two weeks ago, this world lost a guiding light, a source of wisdom, and a mentor who touched […]

November 18, 2023

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Joel Salatin and the Homestead Tsunami

Join Joel Salatin and Sophia Nguyen Eng on the Call To Farms Podcast at Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA I first heard Joel Salatin speak at Google Headquarters in 2011, when he gave a presentation on “Folks, This Ain’t Normal”. His systems-efficient thinking, common-sense frugality, and love for land and animals spoke to my soul, […]

September 28, 2023

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Honoring the ʻĀina with Sugar Hill Farmstead

In June 2023, Tim and I had work projects on the Hawaiian Islands and had just one day of fun to explore Hawaii. So we booked a flight to the Big Island, and visited our friends Bodhi and Brittany Anderson at Sugar Hill Farmstead, who are fellow regenerative farming warriors who honor the ʻāina through […]

August 18, 2023

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Pre-Order The Nourishing Asian Kitchen!

Order The Nourishing Asian Kitchen Cookbook today! Announcing our soft pre-order launch of my forthcoming cookbook, “The Nourishing Asian Kitchen” available now! My grandfather always said, “Eat to live, do not live to eat!” Little did I know his advice to me as a little girl would stay with me and change the trajectory of my […]

May 27, 2023

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Leaving the Valley for the Mountains

Our Transformation from the High-Tech Conveniences to Low-Tech Asian Farming The City Daze I was born in the heart of Silicon Valley, where innovation and technology thrive, and for the next four decades, found myself caught in the whirlwind of a high-tech career. The fast-paced lifestyle, the long work hours, and the constant pursuit of […]

May 17, 2023


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Finding and Building Community Through Food and Farming

Connecting with others who share your love for homesteading and good food can enrich your life and create a strong sense of community. When I speak at tech conferences, it’s relatively “easy.” The audience is primarily interested in data-driven insights and the latest technological advancements. My presentations are on my innovative Silicon Valley growth strategies […]

March 30, 2023

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God-Given Food at Polyface Farms August 11-13, 2023

I am thrilled to share with you the exciting news of God’s Good Table conference called God-Given Foods! I am honored to speak at the conference and to speak at Polyface Farms with one of my long-time regenerative agriculture mentors, Joel Salatin, as well as the amazing Maureen Diaz, a true pioneer in the nourishing […]

March 27, 2023

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